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Cox-Arquette split final, but friendship intact

Court records show Courteney Cox and David Arquette have finalized their divorce.

A Los Angeles judge approved the couple’s breakup Tuesday after nearly 14 years of marriage. Details of their divorce settlement are confidential.

Cox, who gained widespread fame on the TV comedy “Friends,” and Arquette legally separated on Dec. 31, 2011, about six months before the pair filed for divorce. The couple met while filming “Scream” and announced their split in October 2010.

At the time, they said they were committed to raising their daughter together and remained best friends.

Tonys host also will emcee Emmys

Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to emcee the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

It will mark the second time the jack-of-all-trades actor, about to ride out his stint as lothario Barney on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother,” has hosted the ceremony. He last anchored the event in 2009, when it aired on CBS.

Harris is also heading up the upcoming Tony Awards ceremony, again, on June 9.

“I couldn’t be more honored and excited to be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” Harris said in a statement. “And what perfect timing – I’ll just do the exact same script I’m about to use for the Tonys. ‘And the Emmy for best revival of a musical goes to ‘Breaking Bad!’ See, told you it works.”

Larry King to return to talk TV

Larry King will host a political talk show beginning next month.

The new program, “Politics With Larry King,” will air on the RT America network, a global, English-language channel based in Russia, the network announced Wednesday. No premiere date was specified.

RT said it will also telecast “Larry King Now,” which debuted online on Hulu and Ora.TV last summer.

The programs will originate from Washington and Los Angeles. They will continue to stream on the Hulu and Ora.TV websites and will be available on RT America will be the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for both programs.

The King, 79, hosted a weeknight talk show on CNN for 25 years before it ended in December 2010.

The birthday bunch

Country musician Johnny Gimble is 87. Actor Keir Dullea is 77. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers is 70. Actor Colm Meaney is 60. Country singer Wynonna Judd is 49. Singer Cee Lo Green is 39. Christian rock musician James Smith (Underoath) is 31. Actor Jake Short is 16. Actor Jared Gilmore is 13.


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Then and Now: Comstock Park

James M. Comstock, born in 1838 in Wisconsin, arrived in Spokane in time to witness the great fire of 1889 and start Spokane Dry Goods with Robert Paterson. It became the Crescent, Spokane’s premier department store for a century. He also worked in real estate and owned other businesses. He served a term as Spokane mayor, starting in 1899. James Comstock died in 1918.